DotProduct Partners with Arithmetica to Release Pointfuse for DotProduct Scanners
Written by Arithmetica   
Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Shepperton Studios, London, 27 September 2017 –   DotProduct and Arithmetica have formed a technical partnership to create ‘Pointfuse for DP’ - a rapid 3D model creation capability for users of DotProduct scanners.  Offering a “one button” approach, Pointfuse for DP not only converts DotProduct point clouds into 3D models with accurate geometry, but also enables the discrete mesh surfaces within the models to be isolated and manipulated in third party CAD software.

Pointfuse for DP allows DotProduct users to access Pointfuse’s powerful 3D modeling engine directly from the Dot3D software, providing a fast, easy and accurate method for generating 3D models. The product will be on show at Booths C2.055 Hall 2.1 and A5.037 Hall 5.1 at Intergeo in Berlin from 26-28 September 2017.

“This is an important development for users of our handheld 3D scanners, as it provides a user-friendly, high value solution for getting their point cloud data ready for downstream use,” commented Tom Greaves, Chief Marketing Officer at DotProduct LLC. “DotProduct users can already import DP scan data directly into many 3D packages. However, Pointfuse for DP enables improved workflows for solid modeling and VR environments.”

DotProduct handheld scanners provide mobile 3D scanning solutions for rapid capture of the existing spaces and facilities. The flagship DPI-8X is an Android-based self-contained handheld 3D scanner, allowing users to instantly capture 3D color data with full freedom of motion. A complete solution, with all hardware and software included, the DPI-8X exports data directly to the highly compressed DP point cloud format – now compatible with Pointfuse for DP for onward processing. The DPI-8X SR offers a solution for close proximity scanning. With a range of 0.3-2 m, the DPI-8X SR provides accurate and reliable results in complex environments.

“DotProduct scanners are industry leading handheld scanners. They are easy to use and easy to integrate within existing workflows, in fact, much like Pointfuse!” added Mark Senior, Business Development Manager at Arithmetica. “We are confident that the launch of Pointfuse for DP will be well received, not only by existing DotProduct users, but also by the wider scanning community.” 

About Arithmetica
Arithmetica is an innovator in 360-degree imaging solutions and automated laser scanning data processing software. Located at the world famous Shepperton Studios near London, Arithmetica is the company behind SphereVision and Pointfuse. Arithmetica develops groundbreaking software solutions to solve real world scientific, medical and engineering problems. Arithmetica builds on more than thirty years of television and film production to develop software for clients around the world. Arithmetica solutions handle complex data-rich information and are simple and easy to use. Arithmetica’s wide-ranging experience and capabilities include: image analysis and computer vision for industrial and biomedical fields; massively parallel computation; multimedia data compression; data mining and machine learning; Monte-Carlo methods; traffic simulation; mathematical optimization used in conceptual aircraft design; statistical estimation; computational fluid dynamics applied to aerofoil optimization; nonlinear variable demand economic models involving millions of variables; finite element electromagnetic analysis; spherical image processing, and 360-degree video presentation.

About DotProduct LLC
Founded in 2012, DotProduct delivers handheld 3D data capture solutions running on tablets and mobile devices. The company's real-time 3D-capture and processing solutions augment, and in some cases replace, laser scanning workflows. Customers include engineering, construction, surveying, manufacturing, law enforcement organizations and more. For more on the technology and its applications, please visit